What Is a Rural-Serving Postsecondary Institution, and Why Is that Designation Important?

A recently published report from the Alliance for Research on Regional Colleges defines what it means to be a “rural-serving institution.”

Knight Foundation Releases the Fourth Report on College Students’ Attitudes Toward Free Expression

The Knight Foundation recently released a new report in collaboration with Ipsos measuring college students’ attitudes toward speech and the First Amendment. This report is based on the 2021 Knight-Ipsos survey, the fourth in a series of the foundation’s campus speech surveys.

New Brief Offers Recommendations for Revamping Student Loan Servicing to Better Assist Borrowers

As the May 2022 student loan repayment deadline approaches after the pause resulting from COVID-19, public discourse has focused on the impact that repayment may have on borrowers. One component of this impact remains the call for student loan servicing reform

A Window of Opportunity: New Report Examines the Long-Term Effects of the Pandemic on Postsecondary Education

A new white paper from EAB examines the long-term effects the COVID-19 pandemic might have on postsecondary education, focusing on four main areas: social disengagement, mental health, availability of transfers, and unfinished learning in K-12.

Report Finds Lack of Representation for Women and Women of Color in the U.S. University Presidency

Title: The Women’s Power Gap at Elite Universities: Scaling the Ivory Tower Authors: Andrea Silbert, Magdalena Punty, Elizabeth Brodbine Ghoniem Source: Eos Foundation-The Women’s Power Gap Initiative and American Association of University Women A recently published report offers insights about women, particularly women of color, in the U.S. university presidency. The authors of this report… Read more »

NCES Releases New Analysis on College Enrollment by Views on College Affordability

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) recently released a new analysis about high school students’ views on college affordability and their enrollment in college.

Essay Examines Expansion of Test-optional Admissions Policies

A new essay from the Urban Institute analyzes the expansion of test-optional college admissions policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Survey Offers Insights on Student Mental Health Heading Into the Spring Term

As students and colleges begin a new term, a nationwide survey of nearly 1,700 students enrolled at two-year and four-year institutions offers insights on students’ mental health and perspectives on their institutions’ response to COVID-19.

New Report Examines Role of Peer Counseling in College Student Mental Health

In this first-ever survey of college student peer counseling, the Mary Christie Institute and the Born This Way foundation examined perceptions of peer mental health support among college students.

How Are Universities Responding to the Changing U.S. Workforce?

A recent report from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities examines the importance of innovative partnerships and new approaches to education—opening the door for upward social mobility, increased income, and opportunities for advancement in the workforce for all students.

Three ACE Member Institutions Recognized for Efforts to Support Non-tenure-track Faculty

The University of Southern California’s Pullias Center for Higher Education recently recognized the University of Denver and Worchester Polytechnic Institute—both ACE member institutions—as the recipients of the 2021 Delphi Award.

A Different Time: New Report Examines How the Pandemic May Impact Student Debt

The PEW Charitable Trusts recently released a report that explores how student borrowing from the federal government during the COVID-19 pandemic has differed from borrowing during other recessions in the past 30 years.